Heartfelt Studio is a hidden gem of textile interest both from a historical view of Scotland with such traditional skills as weaving, spinning and dyeing.
It is also a hub of modern ideas and innovation for other textile skills such as felt making in its varied forms, as well as imprinting and dyeing with local natural plant materials.
We have our own dye gardens here at Dalmally Railway Station grounds as well as native sheep. We provide textile tuition and can accommodate visitors in our onsite accommodation – dalmallyrailwaystation.co.uk
We provide a stimulating setting for textile workshops within the atmospheric Victorian Stone Station and grounds An intimate setting with small student numbers on a wide range of textile skills. We plan some specific workshops each month but mostly cater for individual groups and their creative needs . We often work to the train timetable if students are travelling to the Studio or of course we now have on site accommodation to make the experience a real holiday destination. All our workshops are suitable for those new to textile skills as well as the more advanced students. A relaxed environment in a beautiful setting for fun learning
Botanical Printing is sometimes called Eco Printing It is chemical alchemy on a cellular level using a combination of natural minerals and plants . It can be used to print on paper or cloth and many other surfaces. It is often combined with natural plant dyeing. My training as an N.D.S.F. florist has allowed my botanical knowledge to give me a good grounding in this fascinating range of techniques . Our interest in the historical use of local Scottish plants and the development of the gardens here at the railway station ,make a great teaching environment for Botanical Printing and Dyeing workshops .
My interest in growing plants here at Dalmally Railway Station in the Scottish Highlands is to create natural colour and imprint the beauty of nature into paper and fabrics